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  • Washing Machine Event

THE MEFFS + support

May 7, 2022 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Washing Machine proudly presents


On Saturday 7th May we are way beyond thrilled to welcome incredible Essex DIY punk duo THE MEFFS to The Hunter Club.

Since exploding onto the East Anglian scene in 2019, THE MEFFS – aka Lily on vocals/guitar and Lewis on drums/backing vocals – have built up a reputation as purveyors of frantic punk anthems and an absolute must-see live sensation. After routinely selling out local and national shows, 2021 saw THE MEFFS invited to destroy London’s legendary Roundhouse at Frank Turner’s four-date Lost Evenings festival, alongside headlining HRH Punk.

Following their self-titled debut demo (recorded in a day, and receiving exposure on BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, and Radio X) THE MEFFS released four singles, recorded by Billy Lunn of The Subways and at Black Cactus Studio. These received international airplay and spots on Spotify playlists. Their new album, currently being recorded with Frank Turner, is due for release in 2022, alongside multiple festival appearances including Futurama, Rebellion and Boomtown.

Joining The Meffs are long-lost post-punk legends RATS AS BIG AS DOGS (with their first live show since 2015), the indescribable hardcore-folk-dubstep majesty of STUDY OF US, rising alt-rock heroes SUPRACELESTIALS and the debut live performance by RED STAR.

All ages are welcome. Under-14s must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

There is a fully-licensed bar on the premises. No ID, no alcohol.

We will be respecting and implementing whatever measures are necessary to control the spread of COVID-19 on the day. All measures will meet government guidelines.

We take audience safety very seriously at The Hunter Club, and strongly believe that gigs can and should be safe spaces, free from harassment, intimidation, prejudice, bullying and violence. We expect that all artists, venue staff and attendees will respect our values, and we have a zero tolerance policy towards those who do not. Anyone who endangers the enjoyment and safety of others at a Washing Machine night will be ejected and barred. It is unfortunate that in 2022 we still have to say this stuff, but we hope that by doing so we can help to create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe and able to enjoy themselves.

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